Due to higher than normal tides, I decided to explore some new areas deeper into the marsh than I typically go (Galveston area). I was using my favorite color, White/Limetreuse, Controlled Descent Paddle Shad rigged weedless on a 1/8 oz weighted hook. www.controlleddescentlures.com
I found reds & trout but not in the same area. The trout were located in deeper channels that were in wash outs between islands opening into the larger lakes. These channels were about 4-5 feet deep surrounded by 2.5 feet of marsh. There was wind blown current pushing through these areas.
The reds were located tight to the grass as shown in the photos below.
Although reds were caught tight to the grass in protected areas, the majority were found against the grass in ambush points in wind blown current. Both of the photos had wind blown current, but in one it is more obvious than the other. In one photo the red was not sitting on a point, but the way the marsh was laid out the wind was still funneling current through a narrow strip.
Since I do not typically go this deep into the marsh, I went back and watched Trout Support "Marsh & Grass Flats" The Redfish DVDs Tuesday night. Tobin does a great job in all of his DVDs and although I have watched this before, watching it again before this trip definitely helped me remember to locate areas of wind blown current and how it reacts on different shoreline scenarios. Not just the obvious wind blowing through a cut. Tobin explains this in great detail with spot on graphics to help understand how it all ties together. Captain Steve Soule also gives some great pointers on where the fish will be located on different tide levels and direction. I definitely give Trout Support credit for yesterday's success in narrowing the areas I needed to fish and of course the action of my Controlled Descent Lures for being irresistible to the fish. The marsh is vast and my arms had no interest in paddling all of it so with the help of the DVD and google earth I was able to pre-plan and eliminate a lot of water.
I hope this information and the pictures are helpful in assisting you on your next outing.